I hope that this image illustrates how to read a chart. For this pattern you start from the bottom left hand corner, and then each next stitch will move left. This is the direction you knit and then each row you move up the chart.
I divided my stitches so there are 30 on one side and 30 on the other. I'm using the magic loop method and this makes the pattern clear to knit. There are tons of explanations of magic loop out there, one example is on the Purl Soho site.